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Westmalle Trappist Dubbel - Brouwerij Westmalle

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2,109 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,109
Reviews: 1,116
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.55%
Wants: 120
Gots: 168 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Westmalle visit their website

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-25-2000)
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

01-11-2012 04:48:28 | More by TexAggie011
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

01-11-2012 02:20:49 | More by shaunbz
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3.98/5  rDev -4.6%

Very fresh bottle, poured into an unbranded chalice. Bottle from the local grocery store.

Gently pouring the bottle out, it left me with a full glass of clear, dark caramel colored beer with a big foamy head lasting for about two minutes.

It smells like a lot of malt, yeast and dark dried fruits (raisins)

This bottle was bottled on 6 dec. 2011, so the taste was very fresh and very bitter. Not so sweet at all at this moment. I like an older bottle better, but I needed a young bottle for the yeast.

Mouthfeel is very nice. Perfectly carbonated, creamy with a touch of alcohol. Aftertaste balanced to little bitter.

Overall a very good beer. Needs some time to develop into a sweeter, less bitter, complex and interesting beer. Not so interesting when young, but I now it's full potential.

01-10-2012 23:06:30 | More by supermantoine
Photo of Robje


4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

01-10-2012 01:06:38 | More by Robje
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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

01-09-2012 21:37:50 | More by bonbini26
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Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -4.1%

11.2oz Bottle

Appearance - Brown colour with a very large size fizzy beige coloured head. There is a low amount of carbonation showing and there is some fairly good lacing. The head lasted for over 5 minutes.

Smell - Malts, yeast, dark fruits, nuts, corn/grains

Taste & Mouth - There is an above average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, nuts and some raisins. There is also some grapes and a bit of a woodiness. It ends with a dark fruit slightly spicy aftertaste.

Overall - I think I expected a little more from this one. It has tremendous balance and is very drinkable but it doesn't have much of a wow factor. Still worth a try though.

01-09-2012 18:15:22 | More by spinrsx
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Manitoba (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Bottle BB 08/03/13 purchased at the MLCC. Pours ~4 C into a Duvel Snifter.

A: Ruby red edges with a brownish hue Ina fairly clear beer. Nice fluffy head that drops to a cap that laces through the whole session.
S: Nice nose with loads of dried fruits. Raisins, currants et al... Some peppery spIce in the nose too.
T: The body is a little more muted than I had expected. Some alcoholic heat plays well with the pepper. Very light fruit notes when cool, that open up a bit more over time.
M: Heavily carbonated, biting on the tongue. Fruit flavours linger.
O: A great Belgian that I just want plot be more estery in the body.

01-08-2012 21:43:52 | More by kjyost
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4.78/5  rDev +14.6%

Fresh bottle review.
A-Thick creamy frothy tan head that does not linger. Clear with a ruddy brown/amber color.

S-Sweet malts (raisin) and yeasty goodness.

T-Awesome rich sweet malt taste, yeasty-sweet roll like, rum raisin with no alcohol bite.

M-Quick finish making this extremely drinkable, just a slight hint of alcohol at the end. A bit creamy.

D-Way too good.

O-Anyone looking to make a dubbel-this would be a good one to try to mimic-fantastic beer. Great taste, mouthfeel and drinkability. Love this one-my favorite of the style. Loved the price and availability in Belgium too-wish I could have brought cases of this stuff home with me.

01-08-2012 16:21:21 | More by deebo
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

01-08-2012 09:33:36 | More by Jerreve
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

01-06-2012 05:47:41 | More by PintOHops
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

01-06-2012 03:27:31 | More by icecoldphatty
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

01-05-2012 15:37:34 | More by Gregwa
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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

01-05-2012 08:06:37 | More by ygtbsm94
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North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

01-04-2012 03:13:27 | More by tclapper
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

01-03-2012 10:04:38 | More by Antnyd82
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

01-02-2012 14:04:42 | More by Stoffel
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

01-01-2012 23:54:07 | More by Sinewave
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

01-01-2012 22:37:41 | More by calcio360jrd
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4.05/5  rDev -2.9%

a: brown body with amber around the edges. two finger tan creamy head with good retention and lacing.

s: malt, caramel, fruit.

t: caramel malt up front giving way to dark fruity esters and alochol.

m: full body, good carbonation, creamy yet gritty. dry finish. warming feel to it.

o: good flavor but i will probably do without buying anymore, not my thing.

01-01-2012 22:36:40 | More by match1112
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

01-01-2012 17:18:18 | More by RedFox
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

12-30-2011 21:43:24 | More by justinm4bama
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4.05/5  rDev -2.9%

Medium-brown, milky appearance, light brown head that was solid and long-lasting. Plenty of champagne-style bubbles. Nose was herbal, perfumy, some citrus notes. Taste was mildly hoppy with herbal and spicy notes. Mouthfeel was smooth, not thin, not heavy. Well-balanced, robust flavor.

12-30-2011 20:47:33 | More by beerthirtysa
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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

12-30-2011 16:37:01 | More by mxmcmillan
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New York

3.78/5  rDev -9.4%

From 12/24/11 notes. Picked up a bottle of this at Spirits in Middletown, NJ. Poured from an 11.2 bottle into my Duvel tulip. Bottles on 29/9/11.

a - Pours a dark mahogany brown color with a reddish tint to it, moderate carbonation evident, and one finger of off white head. A minute or two of retention and some spotty lacing left on the glass.

s - Smells of Belgian yeast, dark fruits, bready malts, spices, wheat. Pretty ncie with the fruit and yeast.

t - Tastes of Belgian yeast, bready malts, spices, toasted malts, and very light dark fruits. Less fruit than the nose.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Pretty easy to drink.

o - Overall a nice Belgian dubbel, and very good for the price and availability. Some nice dark fruits in the nose, and something I'd certainly buy again if I was in the mood for a dubbel.

12-28-2011 18:45:28 | More by mdfb79
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

12-28-2011 17:50:00 | More by americanbelgian
Westmalle Trappist Dubbel from Brouwerij Westmalle
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